HB 2499--
Session of 1997
By Committee on Appropriations

9 AN ACT concerning controlled shooting areas; relating to the total li- 10 censed acreage in any county; amending K.S.A. 32-945 and repealing 11 the existing section. 12 13 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas: 14 Section 1. K.S.A. 32-945 is hereby amended to read as follows: 32- 15 945. (a) Upon receipt of an application for a license to operate a controlled 16 shooting area, the secretary shall cause an inspection to be made of: 17 (1) The proposed licensed area described in such application; 18 (2) the premises and facilities where game birds are to be propagated, 19 raised and liberated; 20 (3) the cover for game birds on such area; and 21 (4) the ability of the applicants to operate a controlled shooting area. 22 (b) If the secretary finds that the area contains not less nor more than 23 the number of acres required by K.S.A. 32-944 and amendments thereto, 24 is contiguous and has the proper requirements and facilities for the op- 25 eration of a controlled shooting area and that the issuing of the license 26 will otherwise be in the public interest, the secretary may approve the 27 application and issue the controlled shooting area license. 28 (c) A controlled shooting area license expires on June 30 of the op- 29 erational year for which issued. 30 (d) The secretary shall limit controlled shooting areas so that the total 31 acreage licensed as controlled shooting areas in a county does not exceed 32 2% 3% of the total acreage of such county. 33 Sec. 2. K.S.A. 32-945 is hereby repealed. 34 Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its 35 publication in the statute book.